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Is multiple sclerosis contagious or fatal?

Question Date: 8/28/2012

Answer: MS is neither contagious nor fatal. People with MS have a life expectancy that is not really any different from the general population. The leading causes of death in the MS community are heart disease, cancer, and stroke. MS tends to affect quality of life, not quantity of life. There are unusual variants of MS than can be very aggressive and potentially shorten life, but these are not the norm.

Answer Date: 8/28/2012

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